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looking to buy a 42 lcd tv , got about £700 to spend , any recommendations? Read More
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
looking to buy a 42 lcd tv , got about £700 to spend , any recommendations?
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I looked on eBuyer as they have many great prices and it's free home delivery with items over £49.99 which a TV definate is.

This is a good price:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/131344
Just the manufacturer, one of those makes no one has ever heard of.

A bit over budget but:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/130722
it's made by Acer - well known company but with PC's and Laptops.

or this LG:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112419
quite nice.

A list full of TV here:
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/search/index.html?rb=0&strSearch=&bolShowAll=true&intStoreID=73&intCatID=133&intSubcatUID=2082&bolShowAll=true

This TV is 40" but good price and good manufacturer:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91411
#2
esentially i was looking to get a 42 lcd that is going to run at full mode of 1080i or 1080p in full hd mode , are these more expensive ? and would you see the difference between 720 and 1080?
#3
sim11
esentially i was looking to get a 42 lcd that is going to run at full mode of 1080i or 1080p in full hd mode , are these more expensive ? and would you see the difference between 720 and 1080?

Sorry I don't know much about TV's as I hardly use em or even ever watch em.
#4
apparently after reading a recent computer magazine it would appear that although there alot of cheap hd ready tv out there at a good prices the reason behind this is that a couple of years ago when they came out hd ready laws stipulated that in order to have the hd ready logo on plasmas and so on that they only had to reach a certain criteria of which now has been revealed to be as low as 480 which is what dvd runs at , the more current lcd to run full hd have to be able to run at either 1080i or the superior 1080p.
#5
Sim11

Before going any further I would really recommend that you read up more on TVs, since you seem, and this is no insult, pretty naive regarding what to expect, and I wouldn't want you to spend £700 and be taken advantage of.

In summary though, most TVs in that price range WILL be HD Ready, but will have a screen resolution of 1366x768. This will allow you to NATIVELY display hidef images at 720i or 720p. It will also allow you to scale 1080i images down to your 768 pixel height. So, you won't get HD at its bestestest resolution.

LCD/Plasma TVs that can NATIVELY display 1080i or 1080p are still pretty expensive yet, although I remember seeing one at under £800. I'll try and look for the link for you. But right now, as I said, they're pretty expensive. If you have a hidef source, such as HD DVD or Bluray player then you'll get more out of them using lovely screen such as this, but you'll pay for that privelege.

I recommend going to avforums for hints on TVs in your range, since they're a specialist site and easy going on people who aren't bleeding-edge experts - If you pose your original question there, you'll likely get what you're looking for.

Hope it helps.
#6
sim11
esentially i was looking to get a 42 lcd that is going to run at full mode of 1080i or 1080p in full hd mode , are these more expensive ? and would you see the difference between 720 and 1080?


I have been looking into joining the HD arena recently. In the WHat HiFi SOund and Vision magazine for the best 37" LCD screens the winner was a TV with a resolution of 1024*720, so it is not JUST about the pixel count.

Reading many reports on line it seems not everyone can tell the difference between a 720p and a 1080p image unless you are viewing the image quite close or have a BIG TV (i.e. 50"). Also people have reported that SD sources on 1080p panels are worse than on a 720p panel, so this is a consideration if you are going to watch a lot of SD material such as Freeview. One comment I found amusing was from someone who had purchased a 1080p TV and said they "found themselves watching the pixels rather than the program".

If you are going to get a 1080p TV you'll want a HiDef source to feed into it otherwise you won't be getting the best from it. Then its a choice of HD DVD/BluRay, which is where I am at. Considering a PS3 mainly for the BluRay and media aibility, but then the kids have an old xbox, so a 360 + HD DVD is also a possibility, but from what I have read the noise is a factor. I understand the 360 will stream music and pictures from another computer on the network easier than with a PS3 which does make it an attractive.:thinking:

AVForums is a recommended read.
#7
i have a 40inch samsung its amazing
#8
erics
I understand the 360 will stream music and pictures from another computer on the network easier than with a PS3 which does make it an attractive.:thinking:


Actually, the only thing the 360 will do easier than ps3 is play video over the network. Once you install Windows Media Player 11, the PS3 can pick up your shared picture and music directories automagically - that's what I do!

I don't actually have any video files that I could play on the ps3, so that remains untested.

[sorry for hijacking the thread]
#9
If your going over 36" i would suggest a plasma, they are much better picture for the size you are going for mate.
#10
thanks for all the advise.

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